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Poster: hippie64 Date: Aug 23, 2009 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Brief Tale of Mountains of the Moon

Very consise Thank you for sharing that post by LiA tells me most all I need to know about Spring 69 and the history behind Mountians >DS.
Proved to me over agian that Jerry was the greatest. Clapton,Page, Hendrix, Beck ,Townshend,Knopfler,Satriani Nobody could color the pallet like Garcia.
Each has their distinct fingerprint , But none had the ability to paint the ether around us as could Jerry.
Can't wait to find more about this Planet Dead.

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Aug 23, 2009 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Brief Tale of Mountains of the Moon

Planet dead is a wierd and wonderful place - did you check out:

http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/

a good source of interesting facts about the grateful dead songs, even if they didn't ever publish my assertion that the reason the grateful dead didnt play mexicali blues in bakersfield is its the one place that by definition in the world isnt 3 days ride from bakersfield!

As for Garcia being the best guitarist ever... you won't find me disagreeing, although there probably are many better ones techinically, such as the guys you mention, or others such Zappa or john Bridger or hell we can all name better guitarists, and classic rock didnt even put him in their top 100 guitarists:

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/the-new-issue-of-classic-rock-goes-on-sale-today/#more-21647

What he did have were the flaws in both his singing and playing that made him unique and a humanity and humility lacking in most. And the ability to stop whether in a note or in a moment of silence and make it seem like eternity

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Aug 23, 2009 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Brief Tale of Mountains of the Moon

Damn the technicalities Full speed ahead !